If youve recently adopted a golden retriever puppy, one of the first things you will need to do is purchase a collar. But with so many sizes, styles, and materials available, it can be difficult to know which type and size of collar is best suited for your pup. In this blog post, well discuss how to choose the right size collar for your golden retriever puppy so that they remain safe and comfortable during their walks.
Measuring Your Puppy’s Neck
The first step in finding the perfect collar for your pup is to measure their neck. To do this, take a flexible tape measure and wrap it around the base of their neck where the collar would sit comfortably without restricting movement. Measurements should be taken as close to their fur as possible without pushing down on their skin. Once you have your puppys neck measurement in inches or centimeters, you can then begin shopping for collars that are specifically sized for small dogs like golden retrievers.
Choosing an Appropriate Size Collar
When choosing a collar size for your pup, there are a few factors to consider such as their age, weight, and activity level. Generally speaking, when it comes to collars for puppies aged six months or younger, look for collars between 8-14 inches long. As puppies grow older (past six months), look for collars that are 14-18 inches long. Its also important to note that some breeds tend to have larger necks than others; if your pup has a particularly large neck for its age or breed type then opt for a larger size collar when purchasing one.